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How to disable Google Search?

Recently my phone started to lose charge faster. It just occurred to me to check Battery in Settings, and I saw that Google Search is responsible for 29%, Screen coming in second with 23%. I set up ...
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How can I fix this Nexus 4 erratic ghost/phantom touch input issue?

I have a Nexus 4 16GB stock on 4.2. It is experiencing a ghost/phantom touch issue, as you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f61TPtL4WBk This doesn't happen all the time, but it does ...
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Nexus 4 Downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.3 Risks

So I bought my Nexus 4 last month expecting that it'll have a 4.3 OS version. However, my sister accidentally updated the version. Now, I would like to downgrade my OS version. Following this guide: ...
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How to turn off the spell checker in Android 4.4.2?

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.2 and I can't switch off the spell checker. I write messages in several different languages and it insists on changing foreign words to the closest English. Writing a ...
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Force to use 3G and WiFi is on?

Can I force android through settings to use 3G for all downloads when both WiFi and 3G are on? The main reason why I am trying to achieve this is that I want to use WiFi only as a mean to connect to ...
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Keyboard stuck on screen

I'm having keyboard issues on my nexus 4. If my phone locks with the keyboard on screen, then when I unlock, the qwerty keyboard shows over the pad to enter my code. I can work around by clicking the ...
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Dialer screen doesn't come up when making or receiving calls

When I receive an incoming call the phone doesn't show the dialer/answer screen. If the screen is off already the phone rings but the screen does not come on. If the screen is already on and already ...
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Android 4.4.2 on nexus 4/7, wifi connection loss

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently I've upgraded my wifi router as part of moving to VDSL. The problem: The android devices disconnect from the wifi after some time, I can not reproduce ...
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How to recover data from LGE Nexus 4 running on Android Version 4.4.2?

I am using LGE Nexus 4 which is running on Android Version 4.4.2. Somehow accidently i do a factory reset on my phone and in return i lost all my emails, messages, pictures i.e, almost everything. Now ...
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Can I use an external touchscreen with the Nexus 4? [duplicate]

I've seen a few videos of folk connecting their Nexus to an external monitor with a SlimPort HDMI cable. Would a 10 or 7 inch touchscreen work the same way? Or would it need a different cable ...
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How to manage browser favorites with Chrome?

How can I manage the position of my favorite links in the grid of chrome? I have several favorite in the default grid, but the position is determined by the order of saving. I would like to order my ...
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How can I determine what is causing my Nexus 4 to freeze?

I have a new-ish Nexus 4 with Cataclysm ROM installed (rooted, 4.3). The device has recently started freezing - being unresponsive to button presses, but with the white LED pulsing. I have to ...
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Would Nexus 4 bought from UK work in India?

I bought a Google Nexus 4 LG make from UK, will it work in India?
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How to automatic alarm birthdays contacts

I have listed mostly of my contacts with with the birthday dates and I con regularly view it in my google-calendar widget, but I have no idea on how to get a snooze on that day. I use a fantastic ...
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MHL connection not working properly

I just bought an MHL adapter for my Nexus 4. I have connected the adapter with a HDMI cable to the TV, plugged the microUSB into my phone and provided power on the other microUSB input as I should. ...
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However Outlook is accessible, I can't access to Gmail via Nexus 4

despite I can access to internet network through chrome browser and check my email by using "Outlook" application by Microsoft Corporation, I have not had my "gmail", "google+" since December 17th. I ...
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Wifi issue on my Nexus 4

I recently updated android version to 4.4.2 on my Nexus 4. After this update my apps like "watsapp", "LINE", "VIBER" are having connectivity issue when connecting through WiFi, But I could open the ...
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adb restore not working for shared

I have a Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.1 … I've read that we could root it without wiping the data … well didn't work for me! I wasn't scared, because I made a full backup using: adb backup -apk ...
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Google Search App Draining Battery on KitKat

I am talking about the app that shows up as "Google Search" in the Battery statistics. My Phone is a Nexus 4 on KitKat. This app draws a lot of battery, up to 50% in idle standby. It also has a ...
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Stuck at “Installing update…” in recovery mode

I am not able to flash my Nexus 4 with Cyanogenmod 11 anymore. The installation does not successfully finish, which is probably why it gets stuck in a boot loop after restarting the phone. During the ...
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Nexus 4 verification failed error on Update Android 4.4 KitKat

I successfully downloaded Android 4.4 KitKat (see screen shot): And after downloading do not appear "restart/install" button, appear "Verification failed" error (see screen shot): (click the ...
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Downgrade Nexus 4 from 4.4 to 4.2 [duplicate]

I have recently updated my Nexus from 4.3 to 4.4 . But having an immediate requirement i would like to downgrade back to 4.2 . I originally bought it with 4.2. Any step by step to downgrade back ...
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Bring the numpad (and wake up the screen) back in the middle of talk

Let's suppose you're talking to someone and need to use keypad. You take the phone, it turns on the screen, you press something, then you're continuing listening it via the loud speaker. Then at one ...
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How do I switch to ART runtime on my Nexus 4?

I have been trying to set ART as my runtime environment. It asks me about the change in the library and reboots my device. But when I check in the Developer options, it shows me dalvik as the runtime ...
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Can 2 SIM cards be activated on one phone? [closed]

If I get a new T-Moble SIM and activate it on my Google Nexus 4, then put the old one back in, will the old one still work?
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wireless crash in android 4.3 and 4.4

after updating my google nexus 4 android version to 4.3 , my wireless get crashed. in just one way. if it was on and i turn off my screen, and it goes in sleeping mode, after turnning on my screen it ...
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Green and red pixels / dots in some areas (camera/video player/any place)

After upgraded Nexus 4 to Android KitKat some green and red pixels/dots appear. When I touch the screen or a button, these dots disappear. Some areas is more common to occur, like camera when focus ...
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Retrieving contacts from Nexus 4 with broken screen

My Nexus 4 is recognized by ./adb devices when connected via USB. Also USB debugging is enabled. Unfortunately the device isn't rooted so pulling the contacts db file doesn't work as I don't have ...
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USB connection issues with Nexus 4

I've installed some app from Google Play called "franco.Kernel updater", which had an option to enable "fast charging" (the app claims it provides a custom kernel that saves battery life). After I ...
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Recent upgrade to KitKat on Nexus 4 causing outbox to hold email

I allowed my nexus 4 to update about a week ago to KitKat (android 4.4?). Now I send email, it moves to the "Outbox" and stays there. need to know if there is a fix for this...
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KitKat Lock Screen: Possible to remove bottom menu?

I updated my Nexus 4 to KitKat. It adds a menu bar at the bottom of the lock screen. By default, it shows the camera on the right hand side and caret in the middle. Is it possible to remove the ...
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I have a question about longman dictionary application

I’m a Longman contemporary English dictionary (5th edition) and use it every day. My Android phone is “Nexus 4” (by Google) and as you know, this phone receives latest version of Android faster than ...
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Disable downloading system updates by default in Android

Yesterday got a notification on Nexus 4 saying system update available "Kit kat (Android 4.4)" Have waited for the download to complete but showed a message "Verfication failed" and "Check Now" button ...
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How to access to my folders on android nexus 4 without OS

I have a problem : I tried to install the last update of Android 4.4 on my nexus 4 But It didn't work... My phone didn't want to turn on. So I tried to uninstall everything an install the update ...
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Decrease icon size on nexus 4

I got the ota update for kitkat and after that installed the android launcher ripped from nexus 5 rom. The result is that my icons look too big. Is there any way to decrease that or use a custom rom ...
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Can 4.4 be downloaded OTA without wifi?

My phone have gotten a 4.4 system update available notification, but it is not downloading it. There is a small text saying “Only over WiFi until 21:06”. Does that mean that my phone will start ...
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When will I get Android 4.4 KitKat update on Nexus 4 in Romania? [duplicate]

I am in a bit of worry because I own a Nexus 4 device, and I noticed many articles on the web stating that an OTA update to 4.4 is out but I didn't receive any notification on my device. Also, when I ...
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Reading NFC tags from the front of the phone

I'm creating an app reading NFC tags. Currently all works well expect that the NFC tag can only be scanned when it touch the back of the phone. Is there anyway to allow NFC to be read through the ...
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Intents in a grid instead of a list on Android 4.4 KitKat

I have just received the Nexus 4's Android 4.4 KitKat OTA. One of the first things I remarked was that the intents layout for choosing an application is now a list instead of a grid just like in Jelly ...
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Cannot find option to edit people in Nexus 4

My device is Nexus 4 with custom PACman ROM installed. It got into a bootloop while taking a pic,So I swiped the dalvik cache and system files using TWRP. It booted up finely But since then i couldnt ...
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Log off animation in Pac-man rom

How can i change the default log-off animation in my nexus4(PAC man ROM). I was able to change the boot animation in data folder but unable to find the logoff animation.
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install KitKat factory image on nexus-4

I have never flashed rom or anything close to it on my mobile so far. I have a nexus-4 and would like to install 4.4 KitKat from the factory image published by Google. Is there any site that provides ...
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Kitkat update on Nexus 4 fails

Hard to believe this is the first Kitkat installation question, but I don't find any. Sorry if it's a dupe! I feel like I'm too stupid to follow directions, but can you guys help me out here -- what ...
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Photos synch google+,picasa,gallery

I'm trying to upload on google+ photos all my old pics so I have it backupped and ordered there, but unfortunatly I encountered some strange behavior. Here is what I did: Uploaded from my pc with ...
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Google Drive crashes on start [duplicate]

I has happened 4 times now, I change some setting, delete the sheet open in the app from the PC, create a wrong function, and from then on, the Google Drive app crashes on start. I can not close the ...
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accidental wipe android nexus 4

Well, accidentally ended up formatting a nexus 4 by clockworkmod, was the system and everything else, I've tried various ways to try to recover this brink, worked no more, all require the famous usb ...
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Soft buttons disappeared

At one point screen just become bit higher. Buttons gone, and it's not that funny, as it can seem. Phone become literally single-task and I had to reboot just to switch application. Found some ...
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Where is my exported nexus 5 (kitkat) contact list? How do I access it?

I exported my nexus 5 contact list and it said on the phone that the contact list has been exported to 'file: /storage/emulated/0/00002.vcf.', so where is this 'file: /storage/emulated/0/00002.vcf.', ...
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Must the Nexus 4 be rooted in order to install custom ROMs?

Do I need to root my nexus 4 in order to install custom roms such as cyanogenmod etc or just unlocking bootloader is enough as i have flashed my nexus with ubuntu 13.10 by just unlocking bootloader?
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Show time with seconds

How can I see the time with seconds on a Nexus 4? The settings give me the option to only change the date format, but not the time format.